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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 96–112.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Omar Kasmani Abstract Futuring trans* is a deliberation on the emergence of transgender alongside khwajasara , both newer terms in Pakistan that acquire distinctly temporal agencies insofar as these untether individuals from difficult histories and offer new affective means for future making...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 158–164.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Pakistan On a hot October Karachi evening in 2011, Payal quickly locked the office door while Shazia and I descended the three flights of stairs to the ground floor. As we exited the building through the rusty metal gate, we passed the exterior wall on which Payal had recently had one of her chelas...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 297–314.
Published: 01 August 2019
... siras are turning away from the spaces of legitimacy that Sufism once offered and toward the liberal language of human rights to make claims for recognition, the author argues that these pious performances continue to provide a potent force for transgender activism in Pakistan. Copyright © 2019...
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TSQ (2021) 8 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2021
... on the place and experiences of trans people within higher education. In “Futuring Trans* in Pakistan: Timely Reflections,” Omar Kasmani's ethnographic study documents shifting and emerging conceptions of identity and culture within transwomen in Pakistan. Of concerted interest is how three of the four...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 321–331.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Activism: The Politics of Gender Ambiguity in Pakistan .” TSQ 3 , nos. 1–2 : 158 – 64 . Knight Kyle G. , Flores Andrew R. , and Nezhad Sheila J. 2015 . “ Surveying Nepal's Third Gender: Development, Implementation, and Analysis .” TSQ 2 , no. 1 : 101 – 22 . Nanda...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 89–91.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., Pakistan, to Miss Major's words that anoint this essay, these forms of gender self-determination, even if left unnamed, argue that national liberation and the overthrow of colonial and carceral rule must be grown together with gender liberation (see Littauer 2012 ). Gender self-determination opens up...
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TSQ (2015) 2 (1): 148–159.
Published: 01 February 2015
... expressions and experiences into one term that is supposed to capture them all. The hijra category in Pakistan and India, for example, long precedes the late twentieth-century category of transgender and has operated in contexts that others have argued are quite different from those of the Western...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (3): 283–296.
Published: 01 August 2019
... that are not addressed in the included articles. We nevertheless feel we have selected articles that deepen the conversation in trans studies about religion. Claire Pamment, in “Performing Piety in Pakistan's Transgender Rights Movement,” positions the ritual performances of the khwaja siras as a subaltern...
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TSQ (2023) 10 (1): 10–15.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., Autotheory, and the Plural Self . Arizona Quarterly 76 , no. 1 : 39 – 64 . Kasmani Omar . 2021 . “ Futuring Trans* in Pakistan: Timely Reflections .” TSQ 8 , no. 1 : 96 – 112 . Macpherson C. B. ( 1962 ) 2011. The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism: Hobbes to Locke...
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TSQ (2020) 7 (1): 126–131.
Published: 01 February 2020
.... For example, Gopinath reads Chitra Ganesh's reconstituted family photograph album, 13 Photos (2009) as a disorienting device—the indeterminate picturesque landscapes that demand we stay with the uncomfortable question of whether it is Kashmir, forever stuck between India and Pakistan's brutal nationalist...
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TSQ (2014) 1 (1-2): 68–73.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and access transition-related care through public and private health insurance, the organization Nadia Echazú works to improve trans access to education and employment beyond the sex industry ( Baird 2013 ). In locales such as Thailand, India, Pakistan, and the Yucatan region of Mexico, where...
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TSQ (2022) 9 (3): 443–459.
Published: 01 August 2022
... boy in Pakistan charged with blasphemy for urinating in a library. A self-declared freethinker and free speech advocate re-tweets the piece, commenting, “The rule of law, and ascendancy of reason, are low in Pakistan. Alas” (Christakis 2021 ). The performative function of the piece is to make...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 28–44.
Published: 01 February 2017
... divides. A third concern is related to how this freelance work can reinforce economic imperialism and a global “race to the bottom.” When Ross mentioned that TransTech could begin helping trans people across the world—in India, Thailand, and Pakistan—by offering them freelance work at their home...
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TSQ (2019) 6 (4): 667–675.
Published: 01 November 2019
... in Yemen, Pakistan, and Somalia is measured against vectorized “terrorist” behavior patterns in a biometrics of risk calculation, an identification of a body's terrorist potential, and the forestalling of that potential's actualization through preemptive drone strikes (39). Cheney-Lippold comes close...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (1-2): 5–14.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., the relevance of the new materialism for trans studies, khwaja sira activism in Pakistan, radical hip-hop in Germany, grass-roots health activism in the United States and Latin America, questions of assisted reproduction for trans women of color in the United States, decolonial readings of gender diversity...
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TSQ (2018) 5 (3): 298–310.
Published: 01 August 2018
... with the growing literature on queer South Asia, Hossain suggests, lies in the power dynamics that makes invisible other regions such as Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. His ethnographic fieldwork in Bangladesh shows, for example, that many hijras in Dhaka can at once embody the life of a heterosexual...
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TSQ (2017) 4 (1): 61–77.
Published: 01 February 2017
... markers, their meaning, and their utility have been in flux, presenting several options for addressing these issues in South Africa. While some states, namely, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Nepal, countries with historically acknowledged “third gender populations,” 12 have added third-gender...
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TSQ (2016) 3 (3-4): 412–432.
Published: 01 November 2016
... gender, and/or transgender. Hijras—whose population may well be over 3 million in India alone—reside in rural and urban locales in the countries of Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan and possess a variety of cultural belief systems and structures. The common denominator among most hijras is that they leave...
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